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Amazing No-Butter Apple Cranberry Pie

EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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The filling for this apple pie is on the tart side—experiment with less lemon juice or sweeter apples for a balance that's right for you. Most pie crusts use butter, shortening or lard to get a flaky texture—this one uses heart-healthy canola oil. We found that when we simply substitute oil for butter the texture suffers. The trick is to freeze the oil and a bit of flour together before incorporating it into the dough. The result is a flaky crust without all the saturated fat.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Wesson Oil came out with a recipe fifty years ago using 1/3 cup wesson oil, 1 1/3 cup flour, 3 tbs milk small amount of salt. Add liquid to the flour stir and mix. Roll it on wax paper or between wax paper. This makes one crust. I spread...
Amazing No-Butter Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe

3 Reviews for Amazing No-Butter Apple Cranberry Pie

02/22/2010
Anonymous

Wesson Oil came out with a recipe fifty years ago using 1/3 cup wesson oil, 1 1/3 cup flour, 3 tbs milk small amount of salt.
Add liquid to the flour stir and mix. Roll it on wax paper or between wax paper. This makes one crust. I spread it on a pie plate with my fingers. If I want a two crust pie I mix another batch and roll it on wax paper.
Note: sprinkle water on the counter to hold the wax paper in place
This makes excellent pie crust. It's a recipe I've used for years.
It's simple and quick

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12/07/2009
Anonymous

This really was delicious. I was a bit nervous trying it (being not an experienced cook), but it actually turned out perfect! I did make some adjustments though. For the filling, I used two large Cortland apples and two large Granny Smith cut into thin slices, and then just rubbed half a tablespoon or so of cinnamon on them as I was placing them in the dish, and also set a few frozen raspberries on before the topping. That's all I used for the filling, and it tasted delicious! I am glad that I avoided that extra 1/2 cup of sugar, because I think it would have made the pie too sweet. Also, for the topping, I added a dash of nutmeg.
Anyway, I will definitely be making this again! (I've already eaten a third of the pie!! Haha.. but it's ok. It's my birthday, so it's allowed).

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10/18/2009
Anonymous

this was delicious and easy to make (my first pie!). i added some cinnamon to the filling and a bit more sugar than the recipe called for, since it said it was pretty tart. Also, substituted soy milk for regular milk since our dinner guest is vegan. My dough used 5 tablespoons of the soy milk. YUM! I'll definitely make this again.

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